International Panic Day is observed on June 18 every year to remind people to take a break from their stressful lives. It also aims to raise awareness of the struggles faced by people with mental illness.

Panic disorder is a mental health issue that needs to be addressed with seriousness. According to studies, up to 2% of the population in certain countries face issues from the disorder. Studies also reveal that women are more susceptible to panic attacks.

People struggling with panic disorder can manage it by maintaining a healthy diet and seeking professional help. They can also practice calming techniques and partake in activities that can help reduce stress.

For instance, some people try to incorporate slow breathing exercises and even full-blown meditation sessions into their routines to calm their minds when things get a bit too overwhelming. There are also those who spend some time alone or talk to their friends to unwind and let their worries melt away.

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You can try any of these practices this International Panic Day and beyond. And to remind you to keep calm, here are a few quotes. (Courtesy: Inspiring Quotes and Brainy Quotes)

  1. "Sometimes you're the one speeding along in a panic, doing too much, not paying attention, wrecking things you don't mean to. And sometimes life just happens to you, and you can't dodge it. It crashes into you because it wants to see what you're made of." – Alexandra Bracken
  2. "The seriousness of my situation started to sink in, and again I fought panic. I pushed it down, but it was harder this time like my insides were an open can of shaken soda and I was trying to keep it from bubbling up out of the top." – Abby Sunderland
  3. "Don't panic and lose hope even if there's a mountain in your path. Talk to the One who created the mountains." – Bilal Philips
  4. "Feeling alone makes negative feelings worse. When you feel alone, frustration quickly can become anger, fear quickly can become panic." – Mark Goulston
  5. "I suffer panic attacks which have made me really conscious about my fitness and I have become addicted to jogging. It might sound odd but a lot of good has come out of it. My fans send letters saying they have taken up jogging because I do it." – Ellie Goulding
  6. "Leaving the game plan is a sign of panic, and panic is not in our game plan." – Chuck Noll
  7. "There is no panic in Heaven! God has no problems, only plans." – Corrie Ten Boom